Ciudad de Vigan
Vigan City is a place where people must see. This famous place is very amazing because of its unique and antique houses and buildings. Even the foreigners visit Vigan City because of its historic site. People of Vigan City are very hospitable and accommodating. It is a city like no other.
It is fun and exciting to roam around Vigan City because of the Kalesa. When roaming around the place, everyone can see the famous places of the city. To name a few: the Vigan Heritage Village in Crisologo Street, where everyone can see the old Spanish houses and its cobblestone streets. There everyone can buy the different souvenirs of Vigan City like the Abel (a classic loom weave fabric of the Ilocanos) unique man-made wooden furniture, Burnay (a traditional made clay jar) t-shirts with different Vigan City designs. The marvelous Spanish architectural design of St. Paul Cathedral, the surviving Archbishop’s Palace, the Plaza Salcedo where there’s the statue of the late 6th Philippine president Elpidio Quirino who had a residence in Vigan City now called Quirino Museum, the neo-classical Provincial Capitol, Hidden Garden, the amazing mini-zoo in Baluarte, Plaza Burgos where there is a monument of one of the three martyred priest. Who had a residence in Vigan City now called Burgos Museum. The River Cruise in Beddeng called Celedona where everyone can ride in “bangkas” and see the different historic statues.
Vigan is not just famous for its people and architecture but it is also famous due the delicacies. The people of Vigan City tend to offer. Here is a list of mouth-watering delicacies to die for:
Like in the old days, the City of Vigan still remains as the commercial center for Ilocos Sur. It’s a city that is caught between the past and future, subparts trapped and preserved in time. But that doesn’t mean the people of Vigan City don’t know how to have fun. There are lots of places to go to, to hang-out, or just kill time. If you are looking for a place to admire both history and culture, just drop by.